Every year over 500 people add immense value to The Connection’s services by volunteering their time.

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All volunteers at The Connection at St Martin’s will have access to training and support and if you are unwaged your travel expenses will be paid.

Please note, we require a minimum six month commitment for most of our volunteering positions. For more information or to apply for any roles please contact Lance Kuhn, Volunteer Manager, on lance.kuhn@cstm.org.uk or 020 7925 7893.

‘Stand By’ Volunteers – Weekdays
We are looking for people who have weekday 9am – 1pm availability who would be willing to join our bank of ‘stand by’ volunteers to call upon when regular volunteers are off or services require extra support.
This is a role for someone who can turn their hand to any task required – activities, medical, Art Room or catering. This role is for someone who can be contacted as and when a role becomes available – usually at short notice(the day before) or can cover a regular time slot for 2-3 weeks in a row during another volunteer’s absence.
If you would like a client-facing role, are flexible and confident and are willing to help out as and when required then please apply. Full training is offered and you will play a valuable role in supporting various staff teams delivering services to our homeless clients.

Men’s Barber – Weekday morning 10am to 1pm.
We are looking for a men’s barber who can come into the Connection on a weekly or every 2nd week from the hours of 10am to 1pm. Most of our clients are men (over 80%) and having the option of getting their hair cut here at the centre really helps with self-esteem and confidence.
You would need to be a professional barber who can come with scissors, clippers and sterilised equipment and we will provide a room, chairs, mirrors and lots of eager clients!
You will need a patient and people oriented attitude and willing to work as part of a team.

Emergency Accommodation (Night Centre) Volunteers, one night per week, 7 days a week – 8:30 – 11:15pm
Here at the Connection at St Martin’s we provide emergency accommodation for up to 70 people every night in our Emergency Accommodation. Clients can have a safe respite from the streets for a short period of time whilst we help them to sort out more permanent places to stay.
We are looking for volunteers to help with either general duties – such as setting up beds, helping in the laundry, handing out toiletries and socialising with clients; or with catering duties, helping serve the evening meal and tidying up afterwards.
These are client facing roles so patience, good people skills and the willingness to turn your hand to any task required is essential. Clients will also be accessing emails and telephones so computer literacy and another European language would be welcome – although not essential.
You would need to be available one night per week and to arrive at the centre at 8:30pm until 11:15pm. You would have to be able to make your way home after the shift unaccompanied.

Page last updated 14.06.2019.

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